Meetings for Worship continue in Tampere

  Friends are also able to meet in Tampere starting from 18 September. The meeting dates for the autumn are: September 18 October 2, 16 and 30 November 13, 27 December 12 The one hour meeting for worship starts at 14:00 at the usual address Kisakentänkatu 18. Please arrive a bit before two and ring the buzzer titled “kerhohuone” by the entry. Warm welcome to...
Helsinki Meetings for Worship start again September 12

Helsinki Meetings for Worship start again September 12

As many of us have received both vaccinations by now and the official restrictions allow meetings where there are less than 10 attenders, we look forward to restart the weekly Meetings for Worships at the Pasila Peace Station starting from September 12. The one hour meeting begins at 11am and there’s coffee and tea afterwards. Let’s remember safety first, as always, but we are glad to meet each other again...

Ecstatic Dance & Silent Meeting for Worship online 29/8/2021 at 6-8 pm GMT +2 (Finland)

In Quaker’s silent Meeting for Worship we gather to just sit together in God’s presence and listen to the whispers of the Spirit in our hearts. Sometimes these whispers inspire us to minister to others, vocally or in some other form.   God’s Spirit can speak to us in so many ways. It can be thoughts and words or it can be images, sensations, feelings, colours, sounds, movement…   In Ecstatic Dance we surrender to our body and let it move us…The rational mind quiets down and gives way to the music and the dance that arises naturally.. so the Spirit can move us in this way, too!   We’ll meet at Zoom and start our Meeting for Worship by dancing  to a shared playlist for 1-1,5 h, then continue the Worship in the Silence for a bit longer. You are welcome to share in any language and anyone can help out by translating each other’s words when needed, and when there’s no translation we can try to feel and listen to the Divine behind the message even if our brain doesn’t understand the words. Warmly welcome!   IMPORTANT: The guidelines for Ecstatic dance, adapted to online setting: THE DANCE FLOOR IS A NON-VERBAL SPACE We join together to create a safe and sacred space for movement. Eliminating talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and souls. We leave behind the words and worries of the day and connect with spirit and one another in new ways.   THE DANCE FLOOR IS A PLACE OF RESPECT AND SAFETY...

Help us to help – we’ll add 50c to every euro you donate!

Dear Friends. The city of Helsinki has witnessed new kind of problems faced by those who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. Coronavirus has forced the social services to shut down the facilities that provide food and the possibility to wash oneself. The addicted and the homeless are hungry, which increases their substance abuse and overall poor health. Many of those living on the street need emergency aid which is harder and harder to find. Quakers will gather donations for these people during Christmas, New Year and the beginning of the year 2021. The donations will go to the Salvation army. We will add fifty cents to every euro donated through us, the maximum limit of overall donations treated this way being 2000 euros. You can give your donation to our bank account: FI57 8020 0710 2249 98 (Danske Bank). The message to attach to your donation: “Ruoka-apu” (food aid). Fundraising permit:...

21 Dec 2021 at 20-22 pm (UTC +2) Winter solstice Ecstatic Dance & Silent Worship

At the darkest moment, Winter Solstice, of this year that has been strange and challenging to many of us, let’s celebrate the turn towards lighter times by gathering in silence and dance in a sacred virtual space that we create together ! In Quaker’s silent Meeting for Worship we gather to just sit together in God’s presence and listen to the whispers of the Spirit in our hearts. Sometimes these whispers inspire us to minister to others, vocally or in some other form. God’s Spirit can speak to us in so many ways. It can be thoughts and words or it can be images, sensations, feelings, colours, sounds,...

Online Meeting for Worship every first sunday at 1-2 pm

The Religious Society of Friends in Finland organizes a Silent Meeting for Worship every month’s first Sunday at 1-2 pm (Finnish time) online via Zoom. It’s also possible to participate via telephone. In the attachment you’ll find the permanent link & Finnish phone numbers for the meetings (if you want to call by phone from another country,let us know so we’ll generate a phone number according to your needs). We open the line latest at 12.45 to give space for testing Zoom etc. Also after the silence there’s space for sharing and chatting. Also if Zoom is new/challenging to you and you’d like to get help with it some other time, you can ask for that via the e-mail address suomenkveekarit [at] gmail.com Zoom-link and further...